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Tyton Partners Represented PeopleGrove in Securing its Significant Growth Equity Investment from The Riverside Company

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to PeopleGrove DETAILS: SEGMENTS INDUSTRIES About PeopleGrove PeopleGrove’s mission is to ensure every learner has access to the people and networks needed to succeed. PeopleGrove provides best-in-class career exploration, career navigation, and social capital access for millions of students and alumni around the world. Founded in 2015, PeopleGrove […]

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Tyton Partners Represented HCI in its Sale to Simplify Compliance, a Leeds Equity Partners Portfolio Company

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Human Capital Institute. DETAILS: SEGMENTS INDUSTRIES About Human Capital Institute HCI believes that strategic, high-performing HR professionals and teams drive better human capital and business outcomes by aligning their organizations’ human capital strategy with their business strategy. Since 2004, HCI has provided relevant, research-based learning resources to […]

Tyton Partners Widens Education Industry Coverage with the Elevation of Chris Liedel to Managing Director in the Investment Banking Practice

With extensive experience in the media, education, and non-profit sectors, Chris Liedel has spent the past 25 years driving growth and social impact initiatives for organizations including National Geographic, The Smithsonian, and the Olympic and Paralympic movements. Today, Tyton Partners announces that current firm Vice Chairman Liedel will expand his role at Tyton Partners to […]

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Tyton Partners Represented Product School in Securing its Growth Equity Investment from Leeds Illuminate

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Product School in securing its growth equity investment from Leeds Illuminate. About Product School Product School is the global leader in Product Management training, with a community of more than one million product professionals, and the organizer of ProductCon, the world’s largest online Product Management conference. Our […]

Tyton Partners Announces 2021 Deal Highlights and Predictions for Second Half of the Year

2021 Transformational SaaS and Technology Transactions   2021 Tech-Enabled Services Transactions With global investors racing to deploy billions of dollars across the edtech ecosystem, Tyton Partners continues to be a trusted advisor to many of the preeminent investors, executives, and entrepreneurs navigating a dynamic capital markets environment that is outpacing previous fundraising records. We are […]

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Churchill Capital Corp II has Acquired Skillsoft and Global Knowledge

About Churchill Capital Corp II Churchill Capital Corp II is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Churchill II was founded by Michael Klein, who is also the founder and managing partner of […]

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Tyton Partners represented Carnegie Learning in its capital raise from the Smithsonian

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Carnegie Learning in its strategic growth equity capital raise from the Smithsonian Institution. Carnegie Learning is a transformational math education company focused on delivering better math learning to all teachers and students. Through research-proven software, textbooks, and professional development and data analysis services, the company is helping […]

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Tyton Partners represented Excelligence in its acquisition of Frog Street

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Excelligence Learning Corporation in its acquisition of Frog Street Press, Inc. Monterey, CA-based Excelligence is a leading provider of educational tools and solutions to early childhood and elementary school teachers and parents. The company is owned by Brentwood Associates, a consumer-focused private equity investment firm with a […]

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Tyton Partners represented ProExam in its recapitalization with ACT

Our firm acted as financial advisor to ProExam in its recapitalization with ACT. ProExam builds next-generation assessments rooted in research and utilizes advanced data analytic tools to provide insights that drive better academic achievement and 21st century workforce success. ACT is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. Headquartered […]

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Tyton Partners represented Excelligence in its acquisition of Childcare Education Institute

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Excelligence Learning Corporation (Excelligence) in its acquisition of Duluth, GA-based Childcare Education Institute (CCEI). Monterey, CA-based Excelligence is a leading provider of educational tools and solutions to early childhood and elementary school teachers and parents. The company is owned by Brentwood Associates, a consumer-focused private equity investment […]

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Tyton Partners represented Francisco Partners in its acquisition of myOn, a business unit of Capstone

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to Francisco Partners in its acquisition of myOn, a business unit of of Capstone. myOn has created a personalized digital literacy environment that transforms learning. myON expands the classroom for teachers and students by providing unlimited access to the largest collection of more than 13,000 enhanced digital books with […]

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Tyton Partners Advises Hobsons, Inc. on the spin-off of Hobsons EMS, which has merged with Barker Educational Services Team (BEST) to become Knowlura

Our firm advised Hobsons, Inc. as it evaluated the strategic alternatives for the spin-off of Hobsons EMS, which has merged with Barker Educational Services Team (BEST) to become Knowlura. Hobsons EMS is a leading provider of consulting and digital marketing strategies focusing on audience understanding, recruitment of students, and the continuous optimization of those strategies. […]

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Cengage Acquires WebAssign, Strengthening Market Position in Science, Technology and Math

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to WebAssign’s majority shareholder in the Company’s sale to Cengage Learning. WebAssign’s web-based automated grading, assistive learning, classroom management, and digital courseware platform has established the Company on the forefront of the self-published, Open Education Resource, and instructor-created content movement whilst working with publishers across the board to […]

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Tyton Partners Advises Six Red Marbles on Acquisition by Jouve to Expand Customer Capabilities in the Education Market

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to Six Red Marbles’ in the Company’s sale to Jouve. Six Red Marbles is a leader in developing textbooks, blended learning materials, interactive curriculum, and online courses for e-learning companies, educational publishers, schools, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations with the goal of engaging students through rich personalized […]

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Tyton Partners represented Carnegie Learning in its sale to a Private Investor Group

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to Apollo Education Group, Inc., in connection with its divestiture of Carnegie Learning to a Private Investor Group. Carnegie Learning is the only math publisher that uses cognitive science as the cornerstone of its instructional design. The Company’s learning solutions include write-in worktexts and innovative software for students […]

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Tyton Partners represented Pathbrite in its sale to Cengage Learning

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to Pathbrite in its sale to Cengage Learning. Pathbrite’s ePortfolio solution enables students to collect, track and showcase their work to demonstrate completion of assignments for graduation, accreditation and job placement.  Pathbrite has users at 900 K20 institutions.  Pathbrite’s portfolio platform is poised to revolutionize learning, teaching and assessment across the […]

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Tyton Partners represented Apollo Education Group in its investment in The Iron Yard

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to Apollo Education Group, Inc. in connection with its investment in The Iron Yard. The Iron Yard is the largest code school in the country. It provides intensive boot camps that mentor students into professional junior-level programmers. The Iron Yard works closely with each of its graduates to […]

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Tyton Partners represented Select Media in its sale to ETR

Our firm represented Select Media in its sale to ETR.  Select Media has produced, published and distributed award-winning evidence-based programs effective in promoting positive health behaviors among communities at risk for over 20 years. Its curriculum and media materials are based on extensive research conducted by leading researchers in the fields of behavioral health, communication, […]

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Tyton Partners represented Learning Objects in its sale to Cengage Learning

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to Learning Objects in its sale to Cengage Learning. Learning Objects is a learning innovation partner with higher education and learning science expertise. The Company designs and builds innovative programs, courses and learning experiences. Using Difference Engine®, the Company’s next generation learning platform, the Company collaborates with institutions and other education […]

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Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) represented Apollo Education Group in its divestiture of IPD to Helix Education

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to Apollo Education Group, Inc. in connection with its divestiture of IPD to Helix Education. IPD provides outsourced higher education services to colleges and universities with a particular focus on adult degree programs, including integrated marketing, enrollment, retention, online and offline degree program design, and other administrative services. […]

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Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) advised Pathbrite in its transaction with Cengage Learning

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to Pathbrite in its recapitalization with Cengage Learning. Pathbrite provides a next-generation, web 2.0 ePortfolio that has the capacity to influence all areas of education, from K-12 to higher education and extending into career services and the corporate market. Pathbrite currently supports more than 500 schools, colleges, universities, […]

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Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) represented Smithsonian Enterprises in its acquisition of TweenTribune

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to Smithsonian Enterprises in its acquisition of TweenTribune. TweenTribune aggregates, develops and publishes the most compelling, relevant and interesting news stories for students in grades K-12. The site boosts critical thinking skills in thousands of classrooms by engaging students with quizzes and the opportunity to share and post […]

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Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) represented AlphaBEST in its acquisition of Enrich and Grow Academy

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to AlphaBEST, a subsidiary of Kaplan Early Learning, in its acquisition of Enrich and Grow Academy. AlphaBEST designs and operates extended day, summer and tutoring programs that offer opportunities for students to learn, develop, explore, and have fun beyond the school day in a safe, educational environment. AlphaBEST […]

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Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) represented Altius Education in its sale of select assets to Datamark

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to Altius Education in its asset sale to Helix Education, formerly Datamark. Altius Education provides a competency-based online learning platform, Helix, as well as enrollment management and student retention platforms. Helix Education is a leading provider of data-driven enrollment marketing and retension solutions to higher education. Salt Lake […]

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Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) represented VSCHOOLZ in its sale to Calvert Education Services

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to VSCHOOLZ in its sale to Calvert Education Services, a portfolio company of Camden Partners. VSCHOOLZ is an educational technology company that provides e-learning solutions and award-winning curriculum for schools or districts that want to support a blended digital learning environment in traditional schools, or that want to […]

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Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) advised CITC in its investment in E-Line Media

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to CITC in its purchase of equity in E-Line Media. E-Line Media is an entertainment and educational publisher harnessing the power of games to help youth thrive in a globally connected and rapidly chaning world. CITC is the leading educational, workforce development and social service provider for Alaska […]

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Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) represented Handwriting Without Tears in its divestiture of Really Great Reading

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to Handwriting Without Tears in the divestiture of Really Great Reading. Handwriting Without Tears provides easy-to-learn, easy-to-teach, developmentally appropriate, and inclusive handwriting materials to elementary students. More than 3 million students learn to write successfully using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum annually.

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Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) represented Sapling Learning in its sale to Macmillan New Ventures

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisors to Sapling Learning in its sale to Macmillan New Ventures. Sapling Learning provides interactive, textbook-agnostic, homework help solutions primarily in the STEM discplines. Over 800 schools and universities have adopted Sapling’s online interactive homework and instruction system. Macmillan New Ventures is a technology innovation division of Macmillan Publishers, […]

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Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) advised LanguaMetrics in its transaction with EMPGI

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to LanguaMetrics in its recapitalization with EMPGI. LanguaMetrics is a developer of solutions and platforms that measure the accuracy of the spoken word. EMPGI build and operate educational content and services companies in partnership with entrepreneurs or local institutions, focusing on providing educational solutions to the fastest growing […]

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Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) represented Education Growth Partners and TowerBrook Capital in its acquisition of Vistage International

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to Education Growth Partners and Towerbrook in their acquisition of Vistage International, Inc. TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. is an investment management firm with approximately $4.5 billion of capital under management, and Education Growth Partners is the premier growth private equity firm focused exclusively on the Pre-K12, higher education, […]

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Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) represented Editure PD in its sale to Weld North

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to Editure PD in its sale to Weld North. Editure PD offers a full suite of professional development solutions for teachers and administrators in schools and education authorities, serving more than 5,000 schools in 25 states. Weld North Holdings LLC, an investment company founded by former Kaplan, Inc. […]

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Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) represented Pubget in its sale to Copyright Clearance Center

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to Pubget in its sale to Copyright Clearance Center. Pubget offers search, retrieval and browse capabilities for content. Pubget has served more than 5 million researchers and 500 research centers in 2011. Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) is a not-for-profit organization and leading source of licensing solutions. Danvers, […]

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Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) represented TH(i)NQ Ed in its sale to Edline

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to  TH(i)NQ Ed in its sale to Edline.TH(i)NQ Ed, formerly SchoolCenter, is a leading provider of K-12 website and communication solutions. TH(i)NQ Ed serves over 5,000 schools throughout the U.S. Edline is the largest provider of K-12 learning community management solutions today. CHICAGO, Ill. – Today Edline (edline.com) […]

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Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) represented CoursEval in its sale to ConnectEDU

Our firm acted as exclusive financial advisor to CoursEval in its sale to ConnectEDU. CoursEval provides an online evaluation tool used by over 300 universities worldwide. CoursEval’s online tools provide instructors, students, and administrators with critical feedback used to evaluate and improve facilitation skills and course design. ConnectEDU is the web-based leader in empowering students […]

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Compass Knowledge Group has merged with Embanet

Compass has partnered with top-tier, not-for-profit academic institutions to help them plan, implement and operate successful online academic programs. Embanet is a global leader in providing a full range of online learning services to postsecondary educational institutions. This transaction was completed by members of the Tyton Partners team while working at another firm.

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